Wettergreen, D.; Bapna, D; Thomas, G
Recent years have seen renewed attention to planetary exploration, and robotics is recognized as essential to many upcoming missions. In this article we describe the ongoing efforts of the Nomad project to develop robots for planetary and terrestrial exploration. The project is developing, demonstrating, and evaluating systems capable of long-distance, long-duration missions. In 1997 this work has resulted in the Atacama Desert Trek, in which a mobile robot named Nomad, explored the Atacama...[Show more]
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